Laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars.


How does laser resurfacing Work?

The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. This popular procedure is also called lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization.

What lasers are used at Refined Dermatology?

Dr. Swengel uses the state of the art non-invasive laser technologies:

What conditions can laser resurfacing treat?

  • Red Face
  • Telangiectasias,
  • Distinct Brown Spots
  • Diffuse Brown Discoloration
  • Birth Marks
  • Venous Lakes
  • Cherry Red Spots
  • Veins around the Eyes
  • Small to Medium Leg Veins
  • Freckles

How does laser skin resurfacing work?

The two types of lasers most commonly used in laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium. Each laser vaporizes skin cells damaged at the surface-level.

Excel V™ Laser System is a new state of the art laser system used by, Dr. Swengel at Refined Dermatology, that uses a high power green laser to target abnormal blood vessels and pigment in the skin. Excel V innovations cooling technologies to ensure patient comfort, and there are no long-term side effects or downtime.

As these vessels or pigment cells are targeted, they are erased and skin is returned to its natural color and tone. Excel V™ can be altered to be compatible with each patient’s skin condition.

Why is the Excel V™ laser state of the art?

Excel V™ treatment can be highly adjusted to ensure that the physician is delivering a level of treatment that specifically matches the patient’s skin condition. The system contains various wavelength modes, allowing the delivery of both short pulses for superficial blemishes, such as small lesions and skin discoloration, and longer pulses for deeper vascular conditions, such as leg veins and nodular port wine stains. It also offers a wide range of laser spot sizes to ensure that small treatment areas can be targeted at greater precision and larger areas can be treated in a shorter period. This high level of customization is what makes Excel V so effective at treating so many skin conditions – often in one session! In the past, this would have required several different systems or procedures.

How is the Excel V™ laser treatment performed?

After an initial consultation with the patient, Dr. Swengel determines if treatment with the Excel V™ is appropriate. Unlike other procedures, injections or topical anesthesia are not required throughout the duration of the 15 – 30 minute procedure.

Depending on the condition, Dr. Swengel places the Excel V™ hand piece over the affected areas of the skin until the abnormal vessels diminish.

How many treatments do I need?

The number of sessions depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions such as small telangiectasia and diffused redness are easiest to treat; some patients might see significant improvement after just one treatment.


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